am I sensitive or is mil trying to get at me?

(17 Posts)
LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 20:32:20

All in the space of a few hours today.

The present I got her she doesn't like and can I should take it back because she was expecting a onesie.

Its my fault dp doesn't like the slippers shes bought because I told her to get him slippers.

I should go work on the london underground because im the only one who doesn't have a job (I work two days and go uni three days).

Am I being sensitive or is she being rude?

TaraLott Wed 25-Dec-13 20:37:00

Tell her you would love to work on the London Underground but living in Newcastle makes it a bit difficult.

StupidMistakes Wed 25-Dec-13 20:41:08

Tell her seeing how you are an expert on my life. How about we talk about yours?

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 20:43:31

We live in London unfortunately lol.

NinjaBunny Wed 25-Dec-13 20:43:53

She's rude.

Practice your hmm face and ignore her.

Took me a long time to learn to just not answer people when they're being rude but it works. They stop bothering to wind you up.

Do the London underground need staff? And with you working two days and studying three days can you really squeeze it in?

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 20:44:24

Stupid mistakes id love to be able to say something like that!

Finola1step Wed 25-Dec-13 20:49:48

No YANBU. Sounds like she's making petty digs for some reason. Don't respond. Don't try to explain yourself. Let her stew in her own juices. Give her enough rope and all that....

hamptoncourt Wed 25-Dec-13 20:56:31

Act like you think it is a great idea. Talk about how you can do it working evenings after you finish your other job and/or uni. Talk it up a storm like you cannot fucking wait to go and work on the underground.
When she starts finding objections, which she will, don't be talked down. Say you are going to look on the internet right now to see if you can apply online and really come back on Mn and tell us how it is going.
Good Luck.

EllaFitzgerald Wed 25-Dec-13 21:01:15

Well she sounds like an absolute delight!

The next time she tells you something like not liking the gift you bought her, you could laugh and say 'What a Surprise!' or look confused and tell her you thought onesies were more of a younger woman's thing, or look completely shocked and ask her the MN favourite 'Did you mean to be so rude?'

What does your DH say to her when she says things like these to you?

MightyMagnificentScarfaceClaw Wed 25-Dec-13 21:22:11

Ella grin love the idea of telling her onesies are for young people!

OP she is rude. Ignore, feel virtuous in being a nicer person and count the hours until she goes.

mrsballack Wed 25-Dec-13 21:23:36

Tell her London Underground is in the process of cutting hundreds of jobs so won't be recruiting for a long time. Also the last time they advertised they had over 20000 applications for 200 jobs.

Gennacy Wed 25-Dec-13 21:27:08

Take it back and dont buy anything for her with the money :D

monkeysox Wed 25-Dec-13 21:34:21

I went to my inlaws for lunch today. Was lovelymil behaved. Not always the case so I was rather amused when my dd's nappy made her baulk (I was changing it).smile

Crinkle77 Wed 25-Dec-13 21:36:59

Yanbu she sounds like a complete bitch. I don't think I could keep my mouth shut.

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 21:52:27

You guys have some great lines to say back!

Dp says nothing!

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 21:53:08

Im taking back tomorrow and buying myself something!

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 21:54:56

Also don't know what to say without causing an argument!

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